Review: Cluster – Photo Sharing Site

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My mother and my aunt recently passed a large number of old family photographs and artefacts to me, which have me rather overwhelmed. My mother’s photos will be the subject of a rather large project which will to take time and work to sort out. My aunt’s collection, however, was much smaller, but she gave me the photos and artefacts (some letters and cards) on the proviso I found a way to scan and share them so she could get copies.

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Trove Tuesday: A Pretty Wedding

Wedding Photo of Camie SCHOLEFIELD and Robert BARR - 1926

On 10 February 1926, my great aunt Charlotte Annie Margaret SCHOLEFIELD married Robert BARR in Longreach, Queensland. I have many of their photographs including the lovely wedding photograph that appears above but it is the information I gathered from articles I found in Trove that add precious details.

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#CemeteryDay – Toowong Cemetery

Spooky Toowong Cemetery

 

Blogger Alona Tester of Lonetester HQ has proposed that the 18th June be henceforth known as “Cemetery Day” and is encouraging every genealogically-minded person to become involved – whether sharing photos, writing stories or just visiting the local cemetery. I have some photos I never used on my posts about my trip to Toowong Cemetery so I thought I’d share them today.

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“Where Have You Been, Stranger?”

Has it really been more than 8 months since I last posted? Where have I been? Well, I certainly didn’t run away to join the circus to become a Lady Elephant Trainer. (Who knew that was a ‘Thing’?) Basically, that last series of posts pretty much wiped out my will to post until now. So, what have I been up to in the meantime?

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Alicia’s Story: Part 6 – The Final Round-up

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Well, all this mad running around following a research trail has to finish up somewhere. Or at least, one needs to pause and take stock of the information gleaned so far…

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Alicia’s Story: Part 5 – Following The Crumbs

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I have followed a trail of a few crumbs but where has it led me? Am I ever going to find the end of the trail? Will I find a pot of genealogical gold or will the trail just peter out into nothing?

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Alicia’s Story: Part 4 – Digging For Clues

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I am well and truly on the hunt, now. I need more information about Charles ELLIS and his family. A lot more information. So, let’s start digging…

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Alicia’s Story: Part 3 – Wobbling On A Family Tree Branch

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Now, by this time in the story, I’m really hanging out on a limb. Am I just another one of those researchers who gets obsessed by a theory to the exclusion of all else? Determined to make the facts fit? Wishful thinker? After all, what I’m proposing is pretty outrageous and on the flimsiest of details. Well, I’m hanging onto that tree branch, a bit wobbly, and I’m just about to take another step further…

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Alicia’s Story: Part 2 – A Wild Theory Is Born

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When we left off our story in Part 1, our valiant family researcher (i.e. me) was diligently looking for, and failing to find, Alicia Eleanora ELLIOTT. That is, until their attention was caught by a certain mysterious baptism entry in the parish records. And so we return to our story…

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Alicia’s Story: Part 1 – The Mysterious Alicia

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How many brick walls do you have in your family history research? This one is from my husband’s family. His family is complicated. Interesting, frustrating, fascinating…but complicated.

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